Ci5000 Weather-Ometer

The Ci5000 is approved by many OEMs in the automotive, paints & coatings and plastics industries as the exclusive platform to deliver accurate, reproducible and repeatable results for predicting service life. The Ci5000 has been certified CE, UL, CSA, ISO and EN compliant.

Unmatched Repeatability and Reproducibility

Design and engineering innovations in the airflow, irradiance and control systems have dramatically reduced variability in critical test parameters. As a result, the Ci5000 achieves new levels of temperature, humidity and light exposure uniformity. Now available in a low voltage model (240V) and standard voltage model (480V) depending on incoming power configurations at the customer's location.  

  • 12000 W water cooled xenon arc lamp system
  • Total exposure area: 11,000 cm2 (1,705 in2)
  • 3-tier inclined specimen rack
  • TFT full color 12" touch screen control panel display of all test parameters
  • Direct Setting and control of Irradiance: 340nm, 420nm, 300-400nm or Lux
  • Direct setting and control of Black Panel Temperature; uninsulated (BPT) or insulated (BST)
  • Direct Setting and control of relative humidity
  • Direct setting and control of specimen chamber air temperature
  • Display of diagnostic messages
  • 14 factory pre-programmed test methods
  • Space for 12 custom programs; sub-cycle capability
  • Multi-Language capability (English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Turkish)
  • Streaming data output via ethernet or USB port. USB thumb drive included
  • Smart DamperTM to reduce rest variability in chamber temperature and humidity and compensate for changes in ambient lab conditions
  • SmartLight MonitorTM verifies that correct light capsule is installed
  • Specimen and rack spray
  • Filter combinations available to meet all common test methods
  • Air intake dust filter
  • CS-7 xenon lamp cooling system
  • Water purity indicator with alarm
  • Calibrated xenon reference lamp
  • Chamber viewing window in door
  • Universal electrical configurations to meet local frequency, voltage and electrical requirements
  • Meets CE, UL, ISO EN and CSA safety requirements
  • Automatic test countdown based on time or radiant exposure
  • Specimen Holders available to accommodate many sample types
  • VibraSonicTM Humidification System
  • Dual Black Panel Temperature (BPT) and Black Standard Temperature (BST) Measurement/Control including uninsulated BPT and BST sensors
  • Monitoring of second wavelength 300-400 nm, 340 nm, 420 nm, or Lux
  • Refrigeration coils installed in air duct (does not include required refrigeration unit)
  • S3T Specific Specimen Surface Temperature system
  • WXView (Weather View) Data Acquisition System
  • LiquiAirTM self contained xenon lamp cooling system (top or wall mount available)
  • Chamber air and DI water refrigeration
  • High Irradiance capabilities available with custom rack designs (Ci5000 HE)
  • XenoCal irradiance calibration device for independent irradiance calibration and measurement at the sample plane
  • Auxiliary filter lantern for meeting special test requirements
  • Casters (6 legs) including adapters and installation instructions
  • LS-200 Full Spectrum Monitoring Device
  • Leg Extensions (6 legs: elevates unit 15 cm)
  • AATCC TM16-1998
    Colorfastness to Light
  • AATCC TM16-2004
    Colorfastness to Light
  • AATCC TM169
    Weather Resistance of Textiles: Xenon Lamp Exposure
  • ASTM D6695
    Standard Practice for Xenon-Arc Exposures of Paint and Related Coatings
  • ASTM D7869
    Standard Practice for Xenon Arc Exposure Test with Enhanced Light and Water Exposure for Transportation Coatings
  • ASTM G151
    Standard Practice for Exposing Nonmetallic Materials in Accelerated Test Devices that Use Laboratory Light Sources
  • ASTM G155
    Standard Practice for Operating Xenon Arc Light Apparatus for Exposure of Non-Metallic Materials
  • GME 60292
    Designation of Colour Fastness and Resistance to Artificial Light
  • GMW 3414
    Test Method for Artificial Weathering of Automotive Interior Trim Materials
  • ISO 105-B02
    Textiles - Tests for colour fastness - Part B02: Colour fastness to artificial light: Xenon arc fading lamp test
  • ISO 105-B04
    Textiles - Tests for colour fastness - Part B04: Colour fastness to weathering: Xenon arc test
  • ISO 105-B06
    Textiles - Tests for colour fastness - Part B06: Colour fastness and ageing to artificial light at high temperatures: Xenon arc fading lamp test
  • ISO 105-B10
    new standardTextiles - Tests for colour fastness - Part B10: Artificial weathering - Exposure to filtered xenon-arc radiation
  • ISO 12040
    Graphic technology - Prints and printing inks - Assessment of light fastness using filtered xenon arc light
  • ISO 16474-2
    Paints and varnishes - Methods of exposure to laboratory light sources - Part 2: Xenon-arc lamps
  • ISO 3917
    Road vehicles - Safety glazing materials - Test methods for resistance to radiation, high temperature, humidity, fire and simulated weathering
  • ISO 4892-1
    Plastics - Methods of exposure to laboratory light sources - Part 1: General guidance
  • ISO 4892-2
    Plastics - Methods of exposure to laboratory light sources - Part 2: Xenon-arc sources
  • JASO M346
    Light-exposure test method by xenon-arc lamp for automotive interior part
  • MIL-STD 810
    Environmental engineering considerations and laboratory tests
  • SAE J2412
    Accelerated Exposure of Automotive Interior Trim Components Using a Controlled Irradiance Xenon-Arc Apparatus
  • SAE J2527
    Performance Based Standard for Accelerated Exposure of Automotive Exterior Materials Using A Controlled Irradiance Xenon-Arc Apparatus
  • VDA 621-429
    Tests for automotive coatings - Weathering test for colour fastness
  • VDA 621-430
    Tests for automotive coatings - Test for resistance to cracking of 2 layer metallic clear coats
  • VDA 75202
    Automotive interior materials - Colourfastness and ageing test against light at high temperatures: Xenon arc
  • VW PV 1303
    Non-metallic materials - Lightfastness test for interior parts
  • VW PV 3929
    Non-Metallic Materials - Weather Ageing in Dry, Hot Climate
  • VW PV 3930
    Non-Metallic Materials - Weathering in Moist, Hot Climate

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